How to Decide?
There are no questions or decision making here, a traditional dental floss is the only acceptable option to clean in between your teeth. A floss-holder is only acceptable as a supplement and not a substitute to regular flossing.
Traditional dental floss is still king as it gives you superior cleaning between your teeth. It isn’t simply enough to snap the floss up and down in between each gap and how you floss makes a big difference in the outcome. The purpose of using dental floss is to properly remove all food and plaque particles trapped below your gumlines and in between your teeth. A traditional dental floss allows you full control to go below the gumlines, hug each tooth surface and clean them thoroughly. A floss-pick may work faster but it is also far less effective at thoroughly cleaning these gaps.
We recommend sticking with the traditional dental floss option for daily use. However we are not opposed to supplementing regular flossing routine with a floss-pick on occasions where you just need a quick cleaning and have no access or time to use dental floss dispenser. Taking a floss-pick to clean your teeth while on your lunch break at work is not a bad way to keep these areas extra clean until you have a chance to get home and floss the correct way. It may also not be a bad option when going on vacations for a short time if you prefer to do so. But we still must advise you that a floss-pick should not be a replacement for traditional dental flossing but only a supplement to it.